A former prison beauty queen was on Thursday sentenced to death for killing her 22-year-old boyfriend.
Ruth Kamande, also known as Miss Lang’ata was handed the maximum death penalty at Milimani Law Courts for stabbing one Farid Mohammed 25 times in 2015.
Justice Jessie Lesiit during the sentencing said, ”In my view, the discretion to pass a sentence other than death in capital offences should only be exercised in deserving cases. I do not find this a deserving case and I think passing any other sentence than the one prescribed would turn the accused into a hero.
“I want young people to know that it is not cool to kill your boyfriend or girlfriend instead it is cool to walk away from a relationship when it breaks down.”
The Judge who ruled that Kamande had ill motives when she stabbed the young man using a kitchen knife, dismissed her arguments that she acted in self-defence.
Hmmm, Kamande is expected to appeal the sentence within 14 days.